HuntingNut
HuntingNut
   Login or Register
HomeCommunity ForumsPhoto AlbumsRegister
     
 

User Info

Welcome Anonymous


Membership:
Latest: rzleromer
New Today: 1
New Yesterday: 1
Overall: 12583

People Online:
Members: 0
Visitors: 47
BOT: 3
Total: 50
Who Is Where:
 Visitors:
01: Forums
02: Forums
03: Forums
04: Forums
05: Forums
06: Forums
07: Photo Albums
08: News
09: Forums
10: Forums
11: Forums
12: Forums
13: Forums
14: Forums
15: Forums
16: Forums
17: Forums
18: Forums
19: Forums
20: Forums
21: Forums
22: Forums
23: News
24: News
25: Forums
26: Forums
27: Forums
28: Forums
29: Forums
30: News
31: Forums
32: Forums
33: Forums
34: Home
35: Forums
36: Photo Albums
37: Forums
38: Photo Albums
39: Forums
40: Forums
41: Forums
42: Forums
43: Forums
44: Photo Albums
45: Photo Albums
46: Forums
47: Forums
  BOT:
01: Home
02: Photo Albums
03: Forums

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!
 

Coppermine Stats
Photo Albums
 Albums: 305
 Pictures: 2357
  · Views: 355988
  · Votes: 1306
  · Comments: 85
 

Support our Advertisers

Keeping me occupado
Discussions related to Guns and Firearms
Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4  Next
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
TRBLSHTR
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Mar 23, 2007
Posts: 1050
Location: Lower 48's-left coast(near portlandia)

PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 12:43 pm    Post subject: Re: Keeping me occupado Reply with quote

Very Happy Don't mean to but-in here;Suz-they make scotch brite in many dift grits-stuff is great,and they make it to go on a velcro type sanding disk that goes to a 4"-"side grinder"like welders use.The pads and velcro wheel can be found at most autobody type stores or welding supply stores.Be sure to hold onto your moneypurse-as they are usually "quite proud"of them!They really do make short work of finishing metal ,and for smoothing wood also!I have made short work of a couple of indignant gunstocks,and many metals with scotchbrite pads,and metals like;carbon steel,stainless steel,aluminum,copper,brass,bronze,TITANIUM,glass,plastic,etc.-The stuff is amazing!

_________________
"Tolerance becomes a crime when applied to evil." Thomas Mann
Back to top
View user's profile
Suzanne
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Jun 27, 2009
Posts: 3311
Location: Eugene, Oregon

PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 4:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Keeping me occupado Reply with quote

Yeah I've seen those, was wondering if they'd be good on wood or just load up on dust too quickly. Might check that out when i start doin the forestock. I left a lot of wood on there to remove. Will start with the bandsaw and just make a taper from the muzzel end to the receiver end and see how that looks.

I took the crescent butt pad to work today and did a great job on it with a sanding disk then some wet pumice and a buffing wheel. Not a mirror shine but dang close. Now I have to drill two holes in it to mount it....don't want to...it's too pretty. Think I'll leave it in the white.

Suz

_________________
May the moon keep you centered,
May the sun keep you dancing,
And the stars shed light on your dreams.
Back to top
View user's profile
Suzanne
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Jun 27, 2009
Posts: 3311
Location: Eugene, Oregon

PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2014 2:53 pm    Post subject: Re: Keeping me occupado Reply with quote

Progress is painful it's so dang hot in the garage/shop. I got most of the rifle together and the wood needs a finish put on. Sent my breech block to NMex to have a guy bush it and after a month of it sittin there I called about it and he says it's fine the way it is, no use spending money on it. Took me a month to find that out? Saved me $65 or so. A guy in Nevada is sending me a cross bolt and escutcheon and a new fore end tip. When I get all that together I can put a finish on it. I've used Devcon bedding epoxy to not only bed the action and barrel but also to fill in areas where my wood to metal fit wasn't up to par. I wish I could have done better but may be the good looks of the gun will overwhelm the patch job/fit and finish.... I'm not bummed, I really like the looks of it and the finish will bring out the myrtle wood figure, it's really more Remington looking than the original military stock was.




Suz

_________________
May the moon keep you centered,
May the sun keep you dancing,
And the stars shed light on your dreams.
Back to top
View user's profile
gelandangan
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: May 07, 2006
Posts: 5835
Location: Sydney Australia

PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2014 3:26 pm    Post subject: Re: Keeping me occupado Reply with quote

Beautiful job Suz.
You ought to be proud of it.

_________________
A straight line is the shortest distance between two points.
A smile is the shortest distance between two people.

The government I trust .. is my .45-70 Government.

Do - Not try!


gelandangan.weebly.com/
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website
shrpshtrjoe
Super Red Neck Member
Super Red Neck Member


Joined: Jan 26, 2005
Posts: 2955
Location: Maryland

PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2014 5:09 pm    Post subject: Re: Keeping me occupado Reply with quote

Looking good Very Happy ..

_________________
"MOLON LABE"

P E T A
People Eating Tasty Animals
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
PaulS
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Feb 18, 2006
Posts: 3507
Location: South-Eastern Washington - the State

PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2014 5:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Keeping me occupado Reply with quote

It sure looks good! I even blew it up to the original size and it still looks great!

Suz, I told my wife I was going to marry you - so you could restock some of my guns. She didn't think you would go for it...

_________________
Paul
__________________
Speer, Lyman, Hodgdon, Sierra, and Hornady = reliable loading data
So and So's pages on the internet = NOT reliable loading data
Always check data against manuals
NEVER exceed maximum listed loads
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail
MacD
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Apr 08, 2011
Posts: 1052
Location: Canada

PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2014 6:11 pm    Post subject: Re: Keeping me occupado Reply with quote

Suz, you gave that rifle character. Great job

_________________
La a'Blair s'math n Cairdean
(Friends are good on the day of battle)
Back to top
View user's profile
Ominivision1
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Sep 20, 2010
Posts: 2984
Location: Iowa

PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2014 4:30 pm    Post subject: Re: Keeping me occupado Reply with quote

I like it.

_________________
Regards

Limitations are but boundaries created inside our minds.
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
slimjim
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: May 16, 2009
Posts: 7468
Location: Fort Worth TX

PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2014 7:00 pm    Post subject: Re: Keeping me occupado Reply with quote

Suz, its coming along nicely. Looks great!

_________________
"To anger a conservative, lie to him. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth." - Theodore Roosevelt

"The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it." - Albert Einstein
Back to top
View user's profile
dhc4ever
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: May 26, 2011
Posts: 2335
Location: Ipswich, Queensland Australia

PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2014 7:43 pm    Post subject: Re: Keeping me occupado Reply with quote

Wanna make a bet she fashions the dust into a switch.

Nice work Suz, slow and steady by hand is the way to go, one slip with a power tool and we'd all learn a few new words

Which stock finish are you planning to use?

_________________
Pete

Dont do anything you wont like explaining to the paramedics..............
Back to top
View user's profile
Suzanne
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Jun 27, 2009
Posts: 3311
Location: Eugene, Oregon

PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 5:28 pm    Post subject: Re: Keeping me occupado Reply with quote

Don't know about finish just yet, have to look over my on-hand stash first. Probably like a dull varathane or flat polyurethane, if I thin them out and apply a few coats, that should turn out nice and be tough too. I've used marine varnish before and had good results with a UV inhibitor but it takes a lot of coats and a lot of sanding (expensive too).

Still waiting for my parts to arrive, then I have to do a bit of carving to apply the forend tip, and do some more final sanding. It's slightly cooler now in the garage, have some residual smoke from the fires in California and southern Oregon. Might wanna retreat to the coast this weekend to escape for better temps for a change. I don't remember a summer here with so many 90+ degree days. My apples are ripening sooner than expected and my grapes are turning color, tomatoes loving it, potatoes are waist high and blooming is already past. Gotta lot of work to do around here.


Suz
Thanks for the nice comments!!!

_________________
May the moon keep you centered,
May the sun keep you dancing,
And the stars shed light on your dreams.
Back to top
View user's profile
Bushmaster
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Jun 12, 2005
Posts: 10487
Location: Ava, Missouri

PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:30 pm    Post subject: Re: Keeping me occupado Reply with quote

Suz...Try this on a sample piece of Myrtle. Apply a thin coat of Varathane and immediately wipe it off with a lint free cloth. Let dry.

_________________
I have one nerve left and yer standin' on it...

DEMOCRACY Two wolves and one sheep voting on what to have for lunch...
LIBERTY A well armed sheep contesting the outcome of the vote...
Back to top
View user's profile
Suzanne
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Jun 27, 2009
Posts: 3311
Location: Eugene, Oregon

PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 10:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Keeping me occupado Reply with quote

I finally got around to takin a photo of the finished stocks. I just can't get very close with my camera. I had to to the fore-stock over (a huge nasty undertaking) but I just couldn't live with the first one. The newer fore-stock is much better fitting and no need to cheat with bedding compound. Very pleased with it and I actually got it to shoot after reforming some 45-90 brass which has the perfect headspacing and length. I've run some home cast lead through it and now all I need is more brass (a little over a buck a piece).





I did as you said Bushy, a light coat of thinned varathane and then two coats of full strength, sanding between coats. It feels nice and it's a semi-gloss so it doesn't shine you to death, I hate shiny wood, it looks plastic to me.

Making the stocks was harder than I thought it would be but now I wouldn't hesitate to make another. Once you learn how to do the hard parts the rest is not so bad (not easy but not so bad). My neighbor across the street wants me to help him make a new stock for a 22 rimfire he has using cherry. We're buddies now after I scrounged some pistol brass for him.


Suz

_________________
May the moon keep you centered,
May the sun keep you dancing,
And the stars shed light on your dreams.
Back to top
View user's profile
slimjim
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: May 16, 2009
Posts: 7468
Location: Fort Worth TX

PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 10:58 pm    Post subject: Re: Keeping me occupado Reply with quote

Beautiful work, Suz! You got yours finished before I did and I had a head start. It looks great, congrats.

_________________
"To anger a conservative, lie to him. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth." - Theodore Roosevelt

"The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it." - Albert Einstein
Back to top
View user's profile
Vince
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: May 25, 2005
Posts: 13491
Location: Brisbane AUSTRALIA

PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 11:57 pm    Post subject: Re: Keeping me occupado Reply with quote

Looking good Suz...real good mate. Would like to see a better pic if the grain in the wood, but that's 'cause I'm nosey.

Be looking forward to a range report mate.

_________________
Cheers, Vince Cheers

Illegitimi non carborundum
(Never let the bastards grind you down)

Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.

"Nulla Si Fa Senza Volonta."
(Without Commitment, Nothing Gets Done)
Back to top
View user's profile AIM Address MSN Messenger Yahoo Messenger Photo Gallery
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic   Printer Friendly Page    Forum Index » Gun & Firearm Discussions
Page 2 of 4
All times are GMT - 7 Hours
Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4  Next



Jump to:  


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Advertisements
 


Valid CSS! Valid HTML 4.01!
Click to check if this page is realy HTML 4.01 compliant for speed :)

All logos and trademarks in this site are property of HuntingNut.com.
The comments are property of their posters, all the rest © 2011 by HuntingNut.com
Interactive software released under GNU GPL, Code Credits, Privacy Policy

.: Upgraded to DragonFly 9.2 by Dizfunkshunal :.